HR Update

New Online Sexual Misconduct Prevention Course

The University is rolling out a new online sexual misconduct prevention course for employees who have not completed the prior sexual misconduct course. The details are as follows:

  • On July 3, 2023, the following employees will receive an email assigning them the course and instructing them to complete it by July 31, 2023:
    • employees who have been hired since December 2022; and
    •  employees who were previously assigned the old course upon hire, but failed to complete it. 
  •  In the future, new employees will receive a course assignment email on the first business day of the new month after the employee’s hire date and will be required to complete the course by the last business day of the month.
  • The new course takes approximately one hour to complete. 

To review a list of employees newly assigned to the course, view the PIPSM Dashboard.  If you need access to the PIPSM Dashboard, please submit a ticket request via TDX.

If an employee would like to request an exemption from the course, please advise them to contact the Aurora Center or The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. 

This new course meets our legal obligation to provide sexual misconduct training to employees but unfortunately does not include much additional information on other forms of discrimination.  There are currently very few high-quality vendor-provided courses on these topics, and the ones available generally do not meet UMN accessibility standards. We plan to use this new course for about 18 months and may develop an in-house course for use moving forward.  

Contact Sunni Cohoes at with course enrollment questions and Tina Marisam at with course content inquiries.

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